August 22nd 1 pm Last of the Estuarium Summer Lectures

August 22nd, 1 – 2 pm at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia

Bruce Bolding, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, “Beyond the Estuary: Warmwater Fishes of Washington”

Join us for the presentation and see all new new creatures in the aquariums.  We have 2 types of gunnels, several kinds of sea stars, baby pipefish and MORE!images-1

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Visit the SSEA Table at the Olympia Farmer’s Market this weekend

DSCN3138 Our wonderful Estuarium needs more visitors.  We have many new creatures…more baby pipefish were born last Sunday.  So create more visibility for this community resource, we will tabling at the farmer’s market this weekend, August 1 & 2 and the weekend of August 22 and 23.  LOOK for us!  Stop by to say hi and pick up your own Estuarium bookmark.  Help us let more people know about the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia.

Oh by the way, do stop by and see the mural on the side of the building.  It is amazing….Carrie Zielger, muralist, and fellow painter, Annie Douglas, have been out in this heat adding exceptional details!  The creatures just jump off the building.

 

 

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MURAL Painting this weekend is ON!

The marine creatures: starfish, mussels, crabs…., pilings, birds, waves have started to appear.  The muralist, Carrie Ziegler, and helper, Annie,  have been laying out and painting the past 3 days.  We are all ready for painters this weekend.

WEATHER: We are watching the forecast closely.  It is continuing to be mostly cloudy for the weekend.

Showers, if they appear, should be short lived: Saturday around one and Sunday around 4.

REMEMBER: Taylor Frierson, WDFW, will be at the Estuarium between 1 -2 talking about “Bottomfish of Puget Sound”…so that would be a good rain time out activity.

We will have a tent set up for people and paint to go if it does shower.  Please come down and help with the painting.

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Bottom fish of Puget Sound: July 25th, 1 -2 pm

Taylor Frierson, WA Depart of Fish and Wildlife, will be at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, between 1 – 2 pm.  Join us and learn about the bottomfish of Puget Sound

The marine waters of Washington State are home to over 90 species of bottomfish. These include Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, Pacific hake (or whiting), walleye pollock, all species of dabs, sole and flounders (except Pacific halibut), lingcod, ratfish, sablefish, cabezon, greenling, buffalo sculpin, great sculpin, red Irish lord, brown Irish lord, Pacific staghorn sculpin, wolfeel, giant wrymouth, plainfin midshipman, all species of shark, skate, rockfish, rattail, and surf perches (excluding shiner perch).

 

 

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PAINTERS NEEDED – NEW MURAL at the Estuarium, 309 State Av. NE

MURAL PAINTING PARTY – Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26st at the Estuarium, IMG_2065309 State Ave. NE., Olympia.   Earlier this week the previous mural was primed and the space is now ready to become filled with marine/estuary creatures.IMG_2025 IMG_2024

Shifts: 10 – 12, 12 – 2, 2 -4. Ideally we would have 10 – 15 people painting at a time. SO LOTS of folks are needed.

Join us for a shift or an hour, but join us. Bring a friend. We will supply everything you need. The design will be laid out on the 23rd and 24th, so if you drive by take a look as it unfolds.

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ESTUARIUM Mural – new design

Design_FinalThe draft design is done. It is mostly an underwater scene of south puget sound sea life.  The picture here is just one section.  There will be sea stars, jellyfish, anenomies (like the ones in the picture, but they will be fatter.)

Today, the space was cleaned (power washed).  It will be primed in the next week or so in preparation for the marine and estuary creatures. We are excited to have sea creatures on the building!

Muralist Carrie Ziegler, will lay out the design and designate the colors to be used.  We are scheduled to paint, using community volunteers, the last weekend end of July.  If you want to be part of  the painting group, email center@sseacenter.org.   We will send you details – days and times when we know the exact dates.

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Tufted puffins Receive Endangered Species Designation

Tufted Puffins video from Seadoc.  Tufted puffins receive endangered species status in Washington State.

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Summer Speakers at the Estuarium

Starting June 20th, SSEA will be hosting a summer speakers series.  All presentations will be at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia and start at 1 pm.  Below is the list of upcoming presentations.  Please plan to join us for one or all.  We have such wonderful resource people in our community.  We are excited to provide an opportunity for people to learn more about these topics from the experts.

June 20, 2015-Dr. Dayv Lowry, Sharks! 1pm

July 25, 2015-Taylor Frierson, Bottomfish of Puget Sound 1 pm

Aug 11, 2015- Hannah Faulkner, Forage Fish 1 pm

August 22, 2015, Bruce Bolding, Beyond the estuary: Warmwater Fishes of Washington 1 pm

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“Meet the Beach” 2015 summer schedule starts June 6.

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The beach naturalists will be at Tolmie  and Burfoot on June 6st from 1 – 4 pm and at Burfoot on June 7 from 2 – 5 pm.  The weather will be beautiful.  Visit one of these beaches and look for the Beach Naturalists.

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October 11, 2015 Benefit Cruise – Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for the October 11, 2015, 1 – 5 pm Benefit Cruise.

Join SSEA”s benefit cruise, 4 hours on the water enjoying south Puget Sound, aboard the luxury yacht “My Girl”.

This year our route will take us to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge view the ares where the dikes were breached.

Our special guest and program presenter will be Glynnis Nakai. 

Marine education. Good Food. No host bar.

 

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